In this day and age, when it seems that our divisions make breaking news and our differences publicly broadcasted; JR nevertheless dedicates his life to bridging these gaps.
The Gun Chronicles: A Story of America by JR debuts at Moco Museum in Amsterdam.
The French street artist and photographer is known for flyposting large black and white portraits. Here, JR has created a unique collector’s piece that pays tribute to his Emmy Award Nominated project with TIME Magazine –Guns in America. One by one, JR photographed, filmed, and interviewed 245 participants from diverse backgrounds. Hunters, veterans, activists, survivors, police officers, teachers, parents, and children. One by one, he pinned each cutout to compose a masterpiece.
In collaboration, JR and TIME documented the spectrum of opinions over American gun laws and ownership. Together they created a video mural, an interactive audio guide, a feature report, and a mobile app. The Gun Chronicles has traveled to 10 cities across the US, sparking a national discussion. For the first time at Moco Museum, JR continues this important conversation abroad.
For a limited time only, Moco Museum unites 3 key pieces by JR! Louvre (The Secret of the Great Pyramid), Giants, and The Gun Chronicles: A Story of America. JR believes in the power of art, which he uses to present new perspectives, connect people, and engage audiences. As in The Gun Chronicles, JR uses his art as important conversation starters. He builds awareness in the world. From the favelas in Brazil to the Israel-Palestine Separation Wall, the US-Mexico Border Wall to the largest museum in the World – the artist JR begs the question, “Can Art Change the World?” Moco thinks it can. Don’t miss the chance to see 3 masterworks, get your tickets here.